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HOUSTON -- Who could forget the images of the iconic House of Pies on Kirby up in flames?

Nearly five months later, the business has reopened to early-morning coffee drinkers and late-night waffle eaters.

The restaurant, which was badly damaged in an electrical fire on Nov. 6, reopened Wednesday evening.

Regulars will find the layout of the restaurant is the same, but the walls, ceiling, and lighting fixtures are all new.There's also a new emergency exit on the side closest to Kirby.

It s really great to be back home, said manager Greg Smtih. It s a lot of hard work they did a lot of hard work here and, I think it s going to pay off.

House of Pies opened in 1967, and due to the damage, this was the longest the restaurant had ever been closed.

The popular 24-hour restaurant has a second location on Westheimer Road west of the Galleria.

Related:

Photos from inside the newly reopened House of Pies

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